Why are there no hallmarks on Delft Blue?

Prior to 1900, it was hit or miss with hallmarks because many companies simply didn’t mark their pieces at all. Much as there was not one type of blue, there was never a Delft Blue company.

What is the history of the oud Delft Mark?

OUD Delft handpainted mark Roeof Elshout established the Oud Delft factory in 1920 in Nijmegen. In 1996 the factory moved to Waddinxveen. This handpainted version of the mark was used in the 1940 – 1968 period.

What is the index of marks in Delftware?

The index of marks lists all known marks used by Delft potteries in the 17th and 18th centuries. Does Delftware always have a mark? If an object does not have a mark, this does not necessarily mean that it is not Delftware, as not all potteries used marks.

How do I know if an object is from Delft?

If ‘Delft’ is listed under your object / is inscribed on the base of your object, look to see if you can find the name of the factory too. This index is divided into four categories, based on whether a mark is from Delft and whether it has been identified. Read more about how to use the index and how it was compiled here.

Is there a discount on Delft blue porcelain?

Now is your time to buy a beautiful piece of hand-painted Delft blue porcelain. We now offer a discount of 30% on our hand-painted pieces from the Heinen Delfts Blauw and Royal Delft collection. It’s almost tulip season. Get your Delft blue vase and decorate your house with fresh flowers.

Where does Delft porcelain come from?

Later types of Delft porcelain instead depicted scenes from Holland, like canals and windmills. Delft, once the capital of Holland, soon became the center of production for what was eventually known as Delft Blue.

How did Delft mark their first pieces?

Delft Markings The first Delft pieces were often left unmarked, as marking wasn’t as common back then as it is today. Early designs were painted completely by hand, and that shows in the inconsistency of lines or other slight imperfections. Early pieces included tea sets, vases, decanters, and decorative tiles.